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Solar Eclipse: My Lucky Break!  
User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

10:51 in the morning. Camera ready and I'm all set. Then this massive cloud formation moves in, blocking the sun!



11:00 The moon is now right in the middle of the sun, according to the time-table from yesterdays' newspaper, but I can't see a thing because of these bloody clouds!"  hissyfit 

11:01 While I am just about to put the lens-cap back on the camera, I feel the heat of the sun on my skin. I look up and see a relatively small opening appear in the clouds.



I aim my camera and through the viewfinder I spot a beautiful little ring of light.

I only have time to make just 2 pics before the sun disappears again behind the clouds.





Guess I have been incredibly lucky. Not only did the clouds open slightly right in time, those same clouds also acted as a filter as I don't think I would have been able to focuss correctly directly into the sun.


Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17511 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I was supposed to be in Tunisia for the weekend for this eclipse but the Air France flight out of Atlanta was full. My coworkers made it on the next day's flight and probably saw the eclipse from Tatouine, Tunisia. But I'm not bitter  Yeah sure.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Quoting Schoenorama (Thread starter):

Nice pics.


User currently offlineRmcf From Spain, joined Oct 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Here in Madrid we had a perfect weather to see the eclipse, and it was an amazing experience...A shame that I didn't had my camera with me!  cry 
Bye! rmcf


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Very nice pics Schoenerama, thanks.

Regards, Robert



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

My cat went potty when it started to get dark.

User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Dammit, why wasn't I told about this!?  hissyfit 

Nice pics BTW  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Quoting Rmcf (Reply 3):
Here in Madrid we had a perfect weather to see the eclipse

Yeah I had an awesome view here in Madrid also Big grin
It got cold didnt it! News guys said temp went down 8�C.
Cheers!


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 920 times:

Being in Ireland I did not even bother stepping outside as the sun is unvisible on a normal day, let alone during an eclipse.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Nice Pics  bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



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